Vivek Ramaswamy was born in Cincinnati to Indian immigrants parents from Kerala.

His father was a general electric engineer and mother, a geriatric psychiatrist.

Ramaswamy, who is also the author of ‘Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam‘, received his education at Yale and Harvard.

The Kerala-origin entrepreneur is a reputed biotech entrepreneur, who has developed medicines, including five drugs that became FDA-approved.

Ramaswamy’s current net wealth is over $500 million 

According to Bloomberg, the billionaire has been outspoken against "woke capitalism,"  

According to Politico, he is an activist against environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and has been vocal about the dangers of "wokeism" and socially beneficial investing. 

According to The New Yorker, Ramaswamy created the pharmaceutical research firm Roivant Sciences in 2014